Education Minister 'hopeful' Junior Cert reform issues can be resolved

The Education Minister has indicated he may be willing to negotiate with teachers over his Junior Cert reforms.

RuairĂ­ Quinn says he understands their concerns over marking their own students’ papers – and is open to discuss it.

Members of the ASTI and TUI are both withdrawing from planning and training meetings over the programme – which they say is unworkable.

However, Minister RuairĂ­ Quinn says he’s hopeful the matter can be resolved.